Founded in 1972, St. Francis Community Center offers a wide variety of services and programs aimed at meeting the needs of residents of Ocean County, regardless of age, race, gender, nationality, religious affiliation, handicapping condition or socioeconomic status. Services offered include: Preschool; Senior Center; Aquatic Center; Counseling Center; Family Support Services, Youth Program; Educational Support Services; Recreation Program; Volunteer Program and many Special Events. The Center’s facilities include: A regulation gymnasium; competition-size indoor pool; and two heated outdoor pools.
The LBIF’s mission is to promote the arts and sciences on LBI and the surrounding communities by enlightening, educating and stimulating thought and discussion about current trends in the arts and sciences, and by providing broad educational and cultural programs for all ages.
Connecting People, Building Community, and Transforming Lives
The Ocean County Library is more than just books. Our collection also includes E-books, music, movies, digital and print magazines, and audio books available on CD, Playaway, and digitally. Check out our website at http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org for more than 100 electronic databases that give our cardholders access to resources for homework, research, legal forms, automobile repair, videos, online classes and tutorials, and more. We have educational and entertaining programs for children, teens and adults at all of our branches, and we showcase local art exhibits. And it’s all free with an Ocean County Library card.
The Long Beach Island Museum was built in 1882 as the Holy Innocent’s Episcopal Church. It remained so until 1976 when it was purchased by the Long Beach Island Historical Association. The museum proudly stands in the center of Beach Haven’s Historic District. Its main objective is to keep the history of LBI alive through the preservation of artifacts and photographs inside the 130 year old building and through various programs and events promoting the rich history of Long Beach Island.
The volunteer arms of the Ocean County Library are our Friends groups. The Friends of the Island Library were the first Friends of the OCL, formed in 1959, and have a long and distinguished history of advocacy for library services on LBI.
Welcome to the New Jersey Maritime Museum, located in Beach Haven on the southern end of Long Beach Island. We invite you to come visit us and explore the most extensive collection of maritime history and artifacts in the entire state of New Jersey! Whether you have just a few hours or an entire day, you’ll find something new to discover behind every corner. We hope to see you soon!
Coastal Volunteers in Medicine (Coastal VIM) is a FREE non-emergency family clinic for those without medical insurance; residing in selected zip codes of southern Ocean County;
who have a family income below 250% of the federal poverty level. Coastal VIM is operated completely by volunteer physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and administrative assistants. 100% of our operations are supported by financial donations and in-kind contributions.